Bronx super arrested for running dog-fighting ring, U.S. hotel room revenue growth will slow this year … and more

June 22, 2012 08:00AM

1. 47 dogs rescued from fighting ring run by superintendent in basement of Bronx apartment [NYDN]
2. U.S. hotel room revenue growth will slow in second half of the year, PKF Hospitality says [Crain’s]
3. Larry Ellison paid $500M for his island, but you can get a private island off Maine for $4.9M [WSJ]
4. Administrator gets just six years in prison for stealing $42M from Sandhogs union [NYDN]
5. Worker dies when trench collapses in Victory Blvd construction site on Staten Island [Post]
6. While gay men cluster in Chelsea and Clinton, gay women are concentrated in Park Slope in Boerum Hill [Trulia]
7. Carroll Gardens residents are disappointed footage shot in nabe never made it into ‘Men in Black 3’ [NYT]
8. Bronx bodega worker beaten by robbers sues landlord for $15M for lack of locks [NYDN]
9. An evening with the founders of Airbnb, which has booked some 10M nights around the world [Business Insider]
10. Meet Nolita’s new class of “ultra-cool” residents [NYDN]
11. And get to know the man whose been arrested 35 times for stealing household items from public housing complexes [NYDN]
12. An appreciation of the eclectic mix of buildings along West 75th Street near Broadway [NYT]
13. 30-year South Street Seaport woodcarver will get boot to make way for East River bike path [DNAinfo]
14. Gowanus event space Garfield’s that constantly elicits neighbor complaints, wants to turn into proper pub with liquor license [Brooklyn Paper]
15. Fannie, Freddie allow short sales for military members ordered to switch bases [WSJ]
16. More homeowners are taking advantage of Obama’s HARP program [NYT]
17. City is working to improve broadband capacity [GlobeSt]
18. Dutch Kills tries to save an 1860 home that could be torn down for multi-family development [NYDN]
19. Tracing a home hunt restricted to the lower area of the Upper West Side [NYT]